Well, it’s time for Weekend Reading 51, and that means we’re just one week shy of the one year anniversary of this feature! Wow! Year of Hell!
We’re sure this won’t surprise anyone, but we’ll be planning for the landmark weekend reading entry by doing the same thing we’ve done every weekend since March 2020: holing up in Stately Beat Manor and risking being buried alive by a big ol’ stack of books and comics. Hey… we can think of worse ways to go!
AVERY KAPLAN: First up, I can’t pass up a team-up between some of my favorite creators in comics, so I’ll be checking out Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 by Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru, lettered by Ariana Maher (and I even scored the Erica Henderson variant cover from Orange County’s Comics, Toons, and Toys). Then as far as prose goes, I’m going to be checking out the latest from Stephen King, Later, making this something of a double Hard Case Crime feature when considered with my prose reading choice from last week.
DEAN SIMONS: After pushing myself to finish the Star Wars: Thrawn – Alliance novel last week (which was a mix of dull and underwhelming, with weak characterization all around), I am pressing on with the final part in Timothy Zahn’s trilogy – Treason. Will it match the impressive quality of the simply-titled first book Thrawn? I really, really hope so.
TAIMUR DAR: During the pandemic summer I finally binge watched The Office and kicking myself for only now falling in love with the show. My sister gave me the book The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s by Andy Greene for my birthday last January so I’m finally sitting down to enjoy it this weekend.
BILLY HENEHAN: It was an exciting mail week in the Henehan house. I received a comic that I’ve been anticipating for months: Austin, TX based indie comics creators Corey and Noelle Corcoran’s bootleg mincomic Hulk Busters 2030 #1. It’s a five issue mini series, that based on the preview art I’ve seen online, looks like a lot of fun! I also picked up another minicomic that the Corcorans created with their son, Quinn, The Donut Scam. The first printing of Hulk Busters 2030 #1 quickly sold out, but Corcoran announced a second printing is on its way soon. You can find both comics at his shop, The Grumpus. Dig that homage to Jae Lee cover!
What will you be reading this weekend? Let The Beat know, either here in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat!